Within the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, researchers will find diverse content covering the gamut of law subjects, including current information on nearly 5,000 legal topics across 14 volumes. The new fourth edition includes more than 50 brand-new entries and 2,450 revised articles. Biographies of interesting and influential people who have played a part in creating or shaping U.S. law, along with a portrait, a timeline, and a quote from the biographee. Definitions of legal terms. Sidebars and "In Focus" essays that provide additional facts and details on important issues. Photographs and other visual aids further enhance the text. Full text of many documents and legal forms. Cross-referencing within articles to related entries and extensive indexing and much more.
The title fully illuminates today\'s leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and much more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, same-sex marriage, migrant workers, the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights, and thousands more.